Queen ID needed, reno, nv

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Comnav24
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Location: Reno, Nevada

Queen ID needed, reno, nv

Post: # 36278Post Comnav24
Wed May 23, 2018 7:39 pm

Caught 20180523 1640 reno, nv
After light shower
Size 10 mm
Solid black
Was wandering aimlessly checking cracks
Very active cleans frequently
Rubs rear legs on gaster while cleaning herself.
Pavement ant? Nests near by.
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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen ID needed, reno, nv

Post: # 36279Post Batspiderfish
Wed May 23, 2018 7:43 pm

Camponotus nearcticus
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

Comnav24
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Re: Queen ID needed, reno, nv

Post: # 36281Post Comnav24
Wed May 23, 2018 8:05 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Camponotus nearcticus
Cool :). I'm curious how do you tell? I am new to any keeping and want to learn how to ID better.

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